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Posted by Dream On, Aug 22, 2006
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The parking brake actuator can leak and rust the whole thing solid.
I've posted pictures before of the caliper disassembled. A quick search should find them.
Well it's weird. I just had the rears removed this summer and everything was fine. So I can't imagine that it's rusted or anything all the sudden. I mean it had to have been from where I left the E-brake on, I just hope it didn't mess up the caliper completely. I'll try and take it off tomorrow or this weekend and see what I find and let you guys know.
How exactly do I do this Steve? I don't know much about the braking system or how to check what you are saying. I have a Hanes manual though, so I'll have to check it out.
You can see the two pins in this picture om the far right.
The one you cracked loose to swing the caliper up should have been the bottom one.
However, it you can rotate the caliper up and slide it off the guide pin it's unlikely it's a problem unless it looks rusted. You should beable to grease both pins with brake grease and put new pads on if you can slide the caliper back and forth on the pins.
If they were frozen you can't usually move the caliper at all. and would have to use the two bolts on the bracket to the spindle/trailing arm to remove the whole assembly.